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New Yorkers Injured in New Jersey

by John Blyth

 Are you a New York resident involved in an accident in New Jersey? Here is why you should bring a Hach & Rose, LLP attorney with you to fight in New Jersey.  

 Accidents come in a multitude of different forms, involving a variety of conditions, causes of the accident, and resulting damages. The varying circumstances in which an accident can occur – whether it be a car crash, trip and fall or construction accident – also includes the location of the accident. Given the close proximity to our neighbors across the river, thousands of New Yorkers are injured in New Jersey accidents each year. The most common situation involves car accidents as New Yorkers frequently drive into and through New Jersey for travel, work or to visit friends or family.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we have attorneys who are licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey. Many of our clients have told us that they prefer to hire a New York lawyer instead of venturing into an unfamiliar area to look for a “local” New Jersey lawyer. We strongly encourage New Yorkers to consult with a Hach and Rose attorney about their accident before crossing the river.

A common misconception among New Yorker’s injured in New Jersey is that you must hire a local New Jersey lawyer to handle your case.  To the contrary, you need to hire an attorney who is licensed to practice in New Jersey, not necessarily one who is based in New Jersey. This means that New Yorkers are permitted to bring their New York attorneys with them to New Jersey as long as that attorney is licensed to practice law in New Jersey.

Hach & Rose, LLP‘s NJ-licensed attorneys are well-versed in New Jersey accident laws and have successfully represented many New Jersey accident victims.  When you are considering legal help after an accident, you will find that you have a large number of people and firms to choose from. The complexities and difficulties encountered following an out-of-state accident is why it is essential to hire a lawyer who is experienced in all areas of New Jersey accident law.

While there are certainly excellent personal injury attorneys and law firms based in New Jersey, many of our firm’s clients are more comfortable with having a New York-based lawyer in their corner. This is due to numerous reasons such as unfamiliarity with New Jersey towns and court systems, as well as certain individual’s belief that “local lawyers” may be biased or not as aggressive in handling their claims against New Jersey defendants and insurance companies. 

Our attorneys also understand how to properly measure damages when a New Yorker is injured. Due to the high cost of living in many NYC areas, we understand how a New Yorker may suffer greater financial damages when injured than our NJ neighbors. We reject the notion that an individual injured in NJ should be entitled to less compensation than if the same accident occurred in NY.  Insurance companies and even small town NJ lawyers pressure injured New Yorkers’ to accept a “NJ discount” due to the fact that their accident occurred in NJ. 

After a New Jersey accident – whether it be a car crash, trip and fall, construction accident, or some other type of harm – it is essential that you choose a lawyer you can trust to  handle your case. When seeking justice in New Jersey, we highly recommend bringing your New York legal team with you.

Whether you wish to learn more about your rights after a New Jersey accident, or you are ready to move forward with your case, a Hach & Rose, LLP attorney can help. 

You do not have to go into New Jersey alone. 

Client Testimonial

I was injured in a car accident in New Jersey and was unsure about how to go about finding a lawyer because I live in New York City. I met with John Blyth from Hach and Rose and decided to hire them for my case. John was with me every step of the way. He explained what to expect in a New Jersey lawsuit and always kept me updated on what was happening. I was very happy with my settlement and would recommend John and Hach and Rose to anyone injured in New Jersey.

Jacqueline M., (Bronx, NY)

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